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I am in need of a new hedge trimmer and was considering a pole style. I was thinking a husqvarna split shaft, that way i could use it as a backup trimmer as well. I have never used one and was wondering what the pros/ cons are. Are they more comfortable to use? Does anyone use the husky?
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Buy a Redmax Trimmer BC225 for about $300 and the Long-reach trimmer attachment (LRTA) for $250.

The beauty of it is that it isn't one of those quick-click things. You have an actually high quality trimmer that will last 10 years that will quickly (1-2 minutes) convert to hedge trimmer with only a hex wrench.

Same price as if you bought just the hedge trimmer. It's like getting a free string trimmer.

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Originally posted by Albemarle Lawn
Buy a Redmax Trimmer BC225 for about $300 and the Long-reach trimmer attachment (LRTA) for $250.
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Yeah, but how do you trim normal shrubs with something thats about 7 feet long???? Just because someone wants a pole trimmer doesn't automatically mean you want a 7 foot monster, does it???? Even if you do only hedges, that big trimmer head hanging off of a 60" shaft gets mighty heavy real fast............
 

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I have an echo extended trimmer. Only echo i own. It does a great job for me, plenty of power and not too heavy. Its lasted about 6 years now, and still works good, and has been used daily for that time.
 

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I have the Echo too plus a standard two side Robin and love them both. But if you need a long hedge trimmer I have one you may like. I have a Power Pruner chainsaw and purchased a hedge trimmer attachment. Goes to over 15 feet extended. Little off balanced but it works great for tall stuff you don't want to get a ladder for. Not unusual for me to use the Echo up to about 10' and then the Power Pruner up to about 16'.
 

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Originally posted by scottishmaximus
I am in need of a new hedge trimmer and was considering a pole style. Scott
Ok....... so do you need a Hedge trimmer for normal shrubs, and higher stuff too, or do want a big long trimmer like everyone is suggesting.....
 

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the Husky is a very nice unit, I bought a 326H75 hedge Trimmer at the begining of the season. Nice engine, handle tilts, great anti vibe, and would definatly recommend one of their pole trimmers.
 

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Thanks for the posts guys. I am tired of using my hand held trimmer. I find myself leaning into the bushes a lot and over my head to reach areas. I thought that a pole trimmer, not a really long one, would suit my needs. The husky string trimmer with hedge trimmer attachment runs around $500. I think this is what I'll try.
 

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Originally posted by scottishmaximus
The husky string trimmer with hedge trimmer attachment runs around $500. I think this is what I'll try.
I'd check the length on the unit because the ones I've seen are too long for normal work. Ya know if you have a fair amount of trimming to do, buy the right unit for the right job, IOW, a dedicated "mid size unit".
Now, keep in mind you "MAY" be able to cut the housing and shaft of the hedge trimmer attachment for a shorter length. We've done this on Marayama (spelling?) and Echo products.
It's simple enough and this way you get the right length instead of a really long setup.
 

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I hear that Little Wonder now makes an intermediate size trimmer w/ an added mid-section for about $450.00. I personally haven't seen it yet (probably echo style engine), but it could be the best of both worlds huh Pete (if the 7" monster is too heavy for you)
 

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Red Max sells Little Wonder the engine for this unit. I am not sure if they sell them the entire unit. Red Max also sells string trimmers to Stihl and backpacks to Schindiawa.
 

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Originally posted by Turfdude
but it could be the best of both worlds huh Pete (if the 7" monster is too heavy for you)
I'm not sure if you're joking, but it really doesn't matter. It's not the weight that's a problem, it's the length. What are you gonna do with almost 7 feet of hedge trimmer with this stuff, or any other homeowner type shrubbery???? Sure the long guy is fine for big hedges, but what about everything else? Nowadays everyone has smaller homes with mini shrub and flower gardens.

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Ok, I hate to say it but the guy in the pic has the hedge trimmer upside down where he can not get a good clean trim. MHO
 

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Originally posted by nelbuts
Ok, I hate to say it but the guy in the pic has the hedge trimmer upside down where he can not get a good clean trim. MHO
Uh, my trimmer cuts on either side, up or down, doesn't yours????? Maybe you need to buy a better trimmer. And, the point is that is a midsize trimmer......... what are you gonna do with the long trimmer (another 2 feet of trimmer)?????
 

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I have two for my shindaiwa weed whackers. Just take the head off, slide on the trimmers they were only like $150 I think!. They do an excellent job, and you can use it as a weed whacker as well still when not trimming....
 

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I'm gonna get one of those for one of my T230's. Been quoted $229, or list price though.

Right now, all we use is a Maruyama HT260D. It's a mid-length extended.
 
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